Technology

A Plan For Yahoo!'s Future

Elizabeth Corcoran and Elizabeth Woyke, Forbes.com 11.12.2008
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Here's the "to-do" list for Yahoo!'s board: Pick a new chief executive for Yahoo!. Sell the search business of the company to Microsoft.

BlackBerry loses its sheen as demand slows

Mike Harvey Times Online 04.12.2008
BlackBerry loses its sheen as demand slows

Research In Motion (RIM), the BlackBerry maker, faced up on Wednesday to the reality of slowing demand for its smartphones amid the economic turmoil and cut its third-quarter profit and revenue outlook.


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I'm hearing from a good source that Microsoft is ready to give a major facelift to the company's Zune music player that could mean its evolution into a new smart phone from the company.

Twitter Rejects $500 Million Takeover Offer From Facebook*

Henry Blodget Silicon Alley Insider 25.11.2008
Twitter Rejects $500 Million Takeover Offer From Facebook*

UPDATE: TheDeal.com hears that $100 million of the $500 million offer was cash. EARLIER: Facebook offered to buy Twitter for $500 million of overvalued Facebook stock, Kara Swisher says. Twitter rejected the offer for several reasons:


Google Layoffs - 10,000 Workers Affected

Google has been quietly laying off staff and up to 10,000 jobs could be on the chopping block according to sources. Since August, hundreds of employees have been laid off and there are reports that about 500 of them were recruiters for Google.

"You're dumped" Google tells Yahoo - in a blog!

Martyn Warwick TelecomTV 06.11.2008
"You're dumped" Google tells Yahoo - in a blog!

In a corporate emulation of dumping a lover by sending a text message to end the relationship, a method much favoured by 'C-List" celebs, Google has taken the coward's way of terminating its much-vaunted search-engine advertising deal with Yahoo! ...


Techies unperturbed by Obama's win

The Times of India 06.11.2008
Techies unperturbed by Obama's win

HYDERABAD: Indian IT industry is not unduly perturbed by the win of Barack Obama in the US presidential elections, despite his well-known anti-outsourcing stance.

HK leads in wireless services: Rita Lau

A combination of marketplace competition and a reasonable policy framework is the key to Hong Kong's success in the advanced communications field, Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Rita Lau says.


Amazon.com hit by global financial crisis

Amazon.com Inc. projected 2008 sales that may be US$1 billion less than analysts estimated, suggesting the world's largest internet retailer isn't immune to a slowdown in consumer spending.

Microsoft SideSight Thinks Touchscreens Have It Wrong

Many of us are pretty happy with touchscreen implementation in products like the iPhone or HTC Touch. But Microsoft (teaming with HTC hardware, at least in this photograph) has developed a new sort of touchscreen that doesn't involve touching the ...


Contractors claim wages from Tai Lin

The Labour Department is to investigate claims for wage compensation by contractors of Tai Lin Radio Services, who say they were de facto employees of the collapsed electrical appliances chain.

Mobile Phone Signal Will Soon Be Everywhere

Living In Hong Kong 21.10.2008
Mobile Phone Signal Will Soon Be Everywhere

In case you deliberately cut your phone conversation with someone and you're in a hurry to scan your brain for some sensible alibi, just remember this piece of advice: you can't use the "there's no signal at the park" excuse.


Radio Frequency Identification Centre opens

Developing radio frequency identification (RFID) technology will boost the Government's objective of making Hong Kong a regional innovation and technology hub, Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Rita Lau says.

Citi selling India back office to TCS for $505 mn

HONG KONG/MUMBAI: US financial giant Citigroup which has been shedding non-core assets, plans to sell its Indian back office operation to Tata Consultancy Services, people familiar with the matter said, in a deal that one source said would be wort...


Airtel's Calling Card Services Debut in Canada

Ankit Chaterjee News Locale 07.10.2008
Airtel's Calling Card Services Debut in Canada

TUESDAY, October 7, (News Locale) - India's leading telecom services operator Bharti Airtel has launched its virtual calling card service in Canada. Called the ‘Airtel CallHome,’ the service has already been successfully implemented in the US, Sin...

BSNL ties up with BT to offer managed services

BSNL announced a tie-up with British Telecom (BT) to offer managed services spanning basic, leased line & local lead services, MPLS VPN services, Internet, mobile and broadband services.


Indian IT giants bidding for British tech consultancy: report

London, Oct 5 (PTI) Two Indian IT giants are in the fray to acquire British tech consultancy Axon, media reports said today. According to the report in The Sunday Times, Infosys had made a 407 million pounds bid for Axon but its Indian rival HCL t...

Axon board withdraws Infosys recommendation

The Axon board has withdrawn the Infosys offer recommendation. The board will unanimously recommend the HCL offer when it is made reports CNBC-TV18 quoting sources.


HCL's counterbid for Axon may be cheaper than Infosys' bid

Deepshikha Monga Economic Times 29.09.2008
HCL's counterbid for Axon may be cheaper than Infosys' bid

DELHI: HCL Technologies' £441-million bid for Axon Group may work out to be cheaper than Infosys' previous £407-million bid. The country's fifth-largest IT services firm had announced its 650 pence-a-share bid, largely backed by debt and some cash...

HCL counter Infosys's bid for Axon at 650 pence/share

NEW DELHI/BANGALORE: India’s largest technology-acquisition bid just got bigger. HCL Technologies, the country’s fifth-largest tech firm, on Friday announced a counter offer to acquire UK-based SAP consultancy Axon Group for about £441.1 million (...



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